Bruins sign Pastrnak to 6-year, $40 million deal

Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, and Ottawa Senators' Marc Methot (3) battle along the boards during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins signed forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract worth $40 million on Thursday.

The team had been negotiating with the restricted free agent over the summer. Pastrnak had career highs with 34 goals, 70 points and a plus-11 last season.

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A native of the Czech Republic, Pastrnak was a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. In his three-year NHL career, the 6-foot Czech native has 59 goals and 64 assists in 172 games.

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